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[image]Endeavour Tribute - NASA
This is a printable version of space shuttle Endeavour's orbiter tribute, or OV-105, which hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It features Endeavour soaring into orbit above the sailing vessel HMS Endeavour for which it was named. The Cupola, delivered to the International Space Station by Endeavour on STS-130, frames various images that represent the processing and execution of the Space Shuttle Program...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- STS-130; What -- STS-49; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- STS-61; What -- Challenger; What -- Columbia
Downloads: 71
[image]Challenger Tribute - NASA
This is a printable version of space shuttle Challenger's orbiter tribute, or OV-099, which hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Challenger's accomplishments include the first night launch and first African-American in space, Guion Bluford, on STS-8, the first in-flight capture, repair and redeployment of an orbiting satellite during STS-41C, the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, on STS-7, and the first American woman to walk in ...
Keywords: Who -- Guion Bluford; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida; Where -- Edwards Air Force Base; Where -- California; Who -- Sally Ride; Who -- Kathryn Sullivan; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-41B; What -- Challenger; What -- Earth; What -- STS-51; What -- Columbia
Downloads: 89
[image]Columbia Tribute - NASA
This is a printable version of space shuttle Columbia's orbiter tribute, or OV-102, which hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The tribute features Columbia, the ''first of the fleet,'' rising above Earth at the dawn of the Space Shuttle Program. Columbia's accomplishments include the launch and deployment of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on STS-93, the first shuttle landing at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico on STS-3, the first...
Keywords: Who -- Eileen Collins; Where -- Florida; Where -- New Mexico; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Columbia; What -- Earth; What -- Dawn; What -- Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO); What -- STS-107; What -- Challenger; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 81
[image]Atlantis Tribute - NASA
This is a printable version of space shuttle Atlantis' orbiter tribute, or OV-104, which hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In the lower-left corner, it features Atlantis soaring above Earth and threaded through the design are the mission patches for each of Atlantis' flights. Atlantis' accomplishments include seven missions to the Russian space station Mir and several assembly, construction and resupply missions to the International Sp...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Galileo; What -- Challenger; What -- Columbia; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida; What -- Earth; What -- Russian Mir Space Station; What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- STS-125; What -- Venus; What -- Magellan; What -- Jupiter
Downloads: 71
[image]Heading Home - NASA
Space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey, left, and Mission Specialist Nicole Stott prepare to depart NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a T-38 training jet. The launch to the International Space Station was delayed because a leak was detected at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate while Discovery's external fuel tank was being loaded for launch. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Nov...
Keywords: Who -- Steven Lindsey; Who -- Nicole Stott; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 29
[image]Heading Home - NASA
Two of space shuttle Discovery's crew members prepare to take off in a T-38 training jet from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch of the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station was delayed because a leak was detected at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate while Discovery's external fuel tank was being loaded for launch. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Nov...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 20
[image]Crew Home Safe - NASA
At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-132 crew members of space shuttle Atlantis pause for a post-landing photo opportunity. From left are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Steve Bowen; Pilot Tony Antonelli; Commander Ken Ham; and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman and Michael Good. The six-member STS-132 crew carried the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the space station...
Keywords: Who -- Piers Sellers; Who -- Steve Bowen; Who -- Garrett Reisman; Who -- Michael Good; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-132; What -- Opportunity; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 32
[image]Working Inside the Shuttle - NASA
Inside space shuttle Atlantis' crew compartment, a United Space Alliance employee works through an extensive checklist to ''safe'' the vehicle for towback from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After every shuttle landing, about 150 trained workers assist the crew out and then make the vehicle safe for towing atop a large diesel-driven tractor...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 34
[image]Atlantis Powered Down - NASA
Inside space shuttle Atlantis' crew compartment, a United Space Alliance employee begins to power down the vehicle for towback from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside the processing facility, Atlantis will be prepared for the unlikely event it is needed as a rescue spacecraft for the final planned shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-134 mission...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-134; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 39
[image]Closing the Hatch - NASA
Inside space shuttle Atlantis' crew compartment, a United Space Alliance employee closes the vehicle's hatch for towback from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: Troy Cryder May 26, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 31
[image]Ready for a Tow - NASA
Space shuttle Atlantis stands ready to be towed back to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 after a smooth touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: Kim Shiflett May 26, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 29
[image]Atlantis Gets a Tow - NASA
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis makes its slow trek from the Shuttle Landing Facility to Orbiter Processing Facility-1. Photo credit: Jack Pfaller May 26, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 28
[image]Returning to the OPF - NASA
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis makes its slow trek from the Shuttle Landing Facility to Orbiter Processing Facility-1. A Atlantis touched down on Runway 33 after 12 days in space, completing the 4.8-million mile STS-132 mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: Jack Pfaller May 26, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-132; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 30
[image]View from Within - NASA
From inside space shuttle Atlantis' crew compartment, NASA Kennedy Space Center workers are seen awaiting the vehicle's arrival to Orbiter Processing Facility-1. Photo credit: Troy Cryder May 26, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 21
[image]Atlantis Reaches the OPF - NASA
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis enters Orbiter Processing Facility-1, where it will be processed for the unlikely event it is needed as a rescue spacecraft for the final shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-143 mission. Atlantis touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 33 after 12 days in space, completing the 4.8-million mile STS-132 mission to the International Space Station...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-132; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 31
[image]Back to the Beginning - NASA
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers look on as space shuttle Atlantis enters Orbiter Processing Facility-1, where it will be processed for the unlikely event it is needed as a rescue spacecraft for the final shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-143 mission. Atlantis touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 33 after 12 days in space, completing the 4.8-million mile STS-132 mission to the International Space Station...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-132; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 15
[image]Discovery Moves to Temporary Quarters - NASA
Employees at NASA's Kennedy Space Center stop to watch as Discovery rolls from the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay-2 to the Vehicle Assembly Building. The recently painted NASA logo, termed the ''meatball,'' is displayed on the vehicle's left wing and both sides of the fuselage. Inside the VAB, Discovery was mated to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters for the STS-95 mission. Image credit: NASA Sept...
Keywords: What -- STS-95; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 18
[image]Tanking Test Success - NASA
Discovery is revealed at Launch Pad 39A one day after the successful test of the new super lightweight external fuel tank. The main objectives of the test were to evaluate the strut loads between the tank and the solid rocket boosters and to verify the integrity of the new components of the tank. Weighing 7,500 pounds less than its predecessors, the lightweight tank was developed to increase the Shuttle payload capacity on International Space Station assembly flights...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- STS-91
Downloads: 17
[image]A Sunrise Homecoming - NASA
Sunrise paints a stunning backdrop for space shuttle Discovery as it touches down on Runway 33 at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility at 7:07:59 a.m. EDT to complete the 11-day, 20-hour and 27-minute-long STS-85 mission. This was the 39th landing at Kennedy in the history of the space shuttle program and the 11th touchdown for Discovery at its home center. Image credit: NASA Aug. 19, 1997
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-85
Downloads: 18
[image]Rollout from Above - NASA
Carried by its mobile launcher platform, shuttle Discovery slowly moves through the high bay doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building on the way to Launch Pad 39A before the STS-82 mission. A seven-member crew performed the second servicing of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope during the flight. Image credit: NASA Jan. 17, 1997
Keywords: What -- STS-82; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Downloads: 18
[image]A Fisheye View of Liftoff - NASA
In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, shuttle Discovery roars away from Launch Pad 39B at 7:45 a.m. EDT as the STS-51 mission begins. The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite and attached Transfer Orbit Stage booster were deployed during the flight, along with a second primary payload, the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph-Shuttle Pallet Satellite. Image credit: NASA Sept...
Keywords: What -- STS-51
Downloads: 24
[image]Touchdown Discovery - NASA
Discovery makes a smooth landing on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. to complete a successful five-day flight during which the Hubble Space Telescope was sent into orbit. Landing was completed at 6:51 a.m. PDT. Image credit: NASA April 29, 1990
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Downloads: 12
[image]Discovery Launches with Hubble Space Telescope - NASA
Space shuttle Columbia on Pad 39A ''watches'' the picture-perfect ascent of sister ship Discovery during its liftoff on STS-31. The launch pads are separated by 1.6 miles. Discovery, carrying a five-member crew and the Hubble Space Telescope, lifted off at 8:34 a.m. EDT. Image credit: NASA April 24, 1990
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Columbia; What -- STS-31; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Downloads: 29
[image]Discovery's Maiden Voyage - NASA
Space Shuttle Discovery soars away from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, beginning its maiden voyage and a storied spaceflight career that spanned more than 26 years. The on-time liftoff occurred at 8:42 A.M. EDT. Image credit: NASA Aug. 30, 1984
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 17
[image]Welcome, Discovery! - NASA
NASA's newest space shuttle, Discovery, makes a triumphant fly-by of the Florida Space Coast and the Kennedy Space Center runway before landing at 1:46 p.m. Discovery is shown riding into town secured to the back of a specially modified 747 aircraft known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The orbiter was arriving from the Palmdale, Calif. assembly plant where it was built. Image credit: NASA Oct. 9, 1983
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Florida; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 15
[image]Discovery Tribute - NASA
Discovery's celebrated spaceflight career began in 1984 with the STS-41D mission. Collected in this gallery are stunning photographs dating back to the early days of NASA's most experienced orbiter. The tribute pictured here hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery is shown circled by its 39 mission patches -- including the patch for its final planned flight, STS-133...
Keywords: What -- STS-103; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- STS-114; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 25
[image]Testing the Tank - NASA
Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank is being filled with more than 535,000 gallons of super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen during a tanking test on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers are closely monitoring what happens to 21-foot long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, located at the tank's intertank region, as well as the newly replaced ground umbilical carrier plate...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 176
[image]Ice Team Inspection - NASA
The Final Inspection Team, also known as the Ice Team, gathers before heading out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to inspect Discovery's external fuel tank during the loading of more than 535,000 gallons of cryogenic propellants. During today's tanking test, the team members will pay particular attention to the external tank's ribbed intertank region and report their findings to engineers located in the Launch Control Center...
Keywords: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 142
[image]LCC Team Monitors Tanking Test - NASA
Team members stationed at consoles in the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida monitor space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank as it is loaded with more than 535,000 gallons of cryogenic propellants. From back, are STS-133 Assistant NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding, STS-133 NASA Test Director Steve Payne, Launch Orbiter Test Conductor John Kracsun and Assistant Launch Orbiter Test Conductor Mark Taffet...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 198
[image]Discovery 'Eclipsed' - NASA
The beginning of a total lunar eclipse hovers over the top of space shuttle Discovery as the spacecraft waits to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Dec. 21, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 169
[image]Moon Over Discovery - NASA
Space shuttle Discovery shares the stage with the moon following a total lunar eclipse as the spacecraft waits to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Dec. 21, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Moon; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 205
[image]Discovery Returns to the VAB - NASA
The bright lights inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida invite space shuttle Discovery inside. The 3.4-mile trek, called rollback, from Launch Pad 39A took about eight hours. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 22, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 189
[image]Platforms Surround Discovery - NASA
Work platforms inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida begin to surround space shuttle Discovery, its solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 22, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 167
[image]Thermall Sensor Removal - NASA
Technicians begin to remove thermal sensors and foam insulation from space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The sensors will give engineers data about the changes the tank went through with the loading and draining of super-cold propellants during a tanking test on Dec. 17. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 23. 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Downloads: 157
[image]Internal Tank Exam - NASA
Work platforms are set up in the intertank of space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, which is being worked on and examined in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 23, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 168
[image]External Tank Ready for Scans - NASA
Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank is being worked on and examined in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crews will be taking x-ray scans beneath the foam insulation of all 108 support beams, called stringers, on Discovery's external tank. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Dec. 23, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 139
[image]NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building - NASA
The Vehicle Assembly Building st Kennedy Space Center shines in the night sky as preparations continue for Discovery's rollout to the pad on the STS-133 mission, it's final planned mission to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)
Keywords: What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 64
[image]Making Way - NASA
Atop the crawler transport, shuttle Discovery continues it journey to the pad on the STS-133 mission, it's final planned mission to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)
Keywords: What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS)
Downloads: 45
[image]Rollout - NASA
Atop the crawler transport, shuttle Discovery continues it journey to the pad on the STS-133 mission, it's final planned mission to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)
Keywords: What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS)
Downloads: 62
[image]Standing Tall - NASA
Shuttle Discovery rolls to the pad on the STS-133 mission, it's final planned mission to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)
Keywords: What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS)
Downloads: 64
[image]Beauty Is the Night - NASA
Shuttle Discovery's image is reflected in the water near Kennedy Space Center as it rolls to the pad on the STS-133 mission, it's final planned mission to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)
Keywords: What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Downloads: 65
[image]Tank Repairs - NASA
On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers begin to remove the vent line attached to the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) on the bright-orange external fuel tank. A hydrogen gas leak at that location during tanking for space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station caused the launch attempt to be scrubbed Nov. 5. Image credit: NASA/Frankie Martin Nov...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 44
[image]Tank Repairs - NASA
On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a worker begins to remove the ground umbilical carrier plate's (GUCP) 7-inch quick disconnect. A hydrogen gas leak at that location on the external fuel tank during tanking for space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station caused the launch attempt to be scrubbed Nov. 5. Image credit: NASA/Troy Cryder Nov. 10, 2010
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-133; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 49
[image]Unpacking Discovery - NASA
On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians remove a few items from space shuttle Discovery's middeck payload, including food, prior to a planned tanking test. During the test, engineers will monitor what happens to 21-foot long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, located at the intertank, as well as the newly replaced ground umbilical carrier plate, during the loading of cryogenic propellants...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
Downloads: 36
[image]Hispaniola - Tectonics, earthquakes, hazard assessments, current events - NASA/JPL/NGA
The devastating earthquake at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 12, 2010, occurred on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault, visible here as a prominent linear landform immediately southwest of the city of Port-au-Prince and as a series of fault traces extending westward along the full length of the southern peninsula into the Dominican Republic. Horizontal and vertical offsets of the surface topography make the fault easily observed in topographic data...
Keywords: Where -- Haiti; Where -- Dominican Republic
Downloads: 53
[image]Crater Highlands, East Africa - Volcanism, landslides, faulting, ecosystem mapping - NASA/JPL/NGA
Tectonics, volcanism, landslides, erosion and deposition-and their interactions-are all evident in this view of the Crater Highlands along Tanzania's East African Rift, a zone of spreading between the African and Somali crustal plates. Two branches of the rift intersect in Tanzania, resulting in distinctive and prominent landforms. The highlands rise far above the adjacent savannas, capture moisture from passing air masses and host rain forests...
Keywords: What -- Crater; Where -- Tanzania
Downloads: 46
[image]Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia - Volcanism, erosion, stereo pair, the Earth in 3-D - NASA/JPL/NGA
Australia, the only continent with no current volcanic activity, is home to one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes: Tweed Volcano, shown in this 3-D stereo image pair. Eruptions here ended about 20 million years ago. Twenty million years of erosion have left this landform deeply eroded yet very recognizable as a caldera with a central peak--the erosional stub of the central pipe that carried magma upward to Earth's surface...
Keywords: What -- STEREO; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 49
[image]Davenport Ranges, Australia - Geologic structure, folded sedimentary rocks - NASA/JPL/NGA
The Davenport Ranges of central Australia are known for their striking oval and zigzag patterns. These ranges have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth due to Australia's tectonic stability over the past 700 million years. New rock-age dating techniques indicate the landforms are not nearly that old, but landscape evolution certainly occurs much slower here at least now than is typical across Earth's surface...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 38
[image]Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon - Topographic signatures of differing rock types, erosion - NASA/JPL/NGA
River drainage patterns provide clues to rock types and erosion processes involved in landscape evolution. In the Gotel Mountains, lowlands are composed of thick, uniform, relatively soft rocks or sediments. The randomness of river patterns there indicates stream erosion is the only significant dynamic process altering the landscape. Neighboring highlands are made of hard, erosion-resistant rocks that cracked to form zones of weakness...
Keywords: Where -- Nigeria; Where -- Cameroon
Downloads: 45
[image]Mount Ararat, Turkey - Volcanoes, landslides, cultural history Noah's Ark - NASA/JPL/NGA
Mount Ararat in easternmost Turkey has been the site of several searches for the remains of Noah's Ark. The two volcanic peaks here are Great Ararat, Turkey's tallest mountain; and Little Ararat to its left. Visualizations of satellite imagery can be combined with elevation models to reveal volcanic hazards such as landslides, leading to disaster prevention through improved land use planning. Credit: NASA/JPL/NGA
Keywords: Where -- Turkey
Downloads: 90
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